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Haifoss, Skalholt

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The waterfall Háifoss (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈhaːu.ɪˌfɔsː]) is situated near the volcano Hekla in southern Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the fourth highest waterfall of the island, after Morsárfoss, Glymur and Hengifoss.
From the historical farm Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Hekla in the Middle Ages and reconstructed, it is possible to hike to the waterfall along the Fossá (5 to 6 hours both directions). Above the waterfall, there is also a parking lot, to allow hiking to be done in the other direction.
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  • This waterfall is not visited by many mainly because it is not covered as part of any tour. The road is relatively(as most of the road even to less popular places Iceland road are amazing) bad...  more »
  • I read an earlier review here which mentioned that Haifoss Waterfall was one of the highlights of his trip. This certainly applies to me as well. This was one amazing waterfall and stop. My only...  more »
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  • Stunning waterfall to visit. The road up there is loose stones so is a bit of a challenge to drive but it's definitely worth the trip!
  • I loved this waterfall. There are so many in Iceland but this one has something magical and furthermore it is not crowded as other waterfalls.

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